Season 26 (2002-2003)
Program topics are subject to
SWI 2601 August 30, 2002
The 26th season of LPB's statewide news
magazine opens with a report from Byron Henderson who follows the
hunt for a serial killer in Baton Rouge. Also, follow the course
of West Nile Virus through Louisiana.
SWI 2602 September
Jeff Duhé reports on the threat of coal mining near
a Civil War battlefield in Mansfield, Byron Henderson looks at
against terrorism at industrial plants, and Charles Bush reviews
the Japanese art exhibit at NOMA.
SWI 2603 September
Jeff Duhé reports on the U.S. Senate race and on Monroe's
Grand Street Italianate buildings which are disappearing. Byron
Henderson asks why auto insurance rates are
SWI 2604 September
Grambling University near Ruston is under fire from auditors
and threatened with closure
A look at recycling computers for classrooms. Plus,
in Lafayette, a woodcarver creates fanciful animals with a chainsaw.
SWI 2605 September
The race the Fifth Congressional District has four major candidates.
Grambling passes an important audit and keeps standing.
SWI 2606 October
Continuing coverage of the race for U.S. Senate on the eve of the
SWI 2607 October 11, 2002
Jeff Duhé talks with Jim Brown on the eve of his incarceration
and tours Shreveport's McNeil Street Pumping Station (Victorian
waterworks). Byron Henderson tours Mercedes, asks why Louisiana not chasing
SWI 2608 October 18, 2002
Byron Henderson investigates the push for a cargo airport near
Donaldsonville. Jeff Duhé previews state budget shortfall
and reviews Mississippi
book by Douglas Brinkley and late the Stephen Ambrose.
SWI 2609 October 25, 2002
Henderson details a schism between federal and state education
reforms. Jeff Duhé continues coverage of candidates
for U.S. Senate. Byron Henderson hears complaints
of LA shrimpers on price and competition.
SWI 2610 November 1, 2002
On the eve of a statewide vote for U.S. Senate, Jeff Duhé travels
with the candidates in last-minute campaigning. Plus, a statewide
vote Tuesday could eliminate sales taxes and Duhé talks
with Vic Stelly about this plan.
SWI 2611 November 8, 2002
Election results, hurricane damage, under-use of emergency
FEMA help in South Louisiana, and the 75th anniversary of the
ornate Saenger Theater.
SWI 2612 November 15, 2002
The soft gambling market, how a new boat proposed for Lake
Charles may fare in a saturated gambling market, and an interview
with Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senate runoff candidate.
SWI 2613 November 22, 2002
Correspondent Byron Henderson details proposed cuts in rail service
and Jeff Duhé interviews Suzanne Terrell, U.S. Senate
SWI 2614 November
New DEQ Secretary Hall
travels with nutria hunters as they collect a new
a visit to Trinity Church in Cheneyville, built 1860.
December 6, 2002 SWI pre-empted by
SWI 2615 December
The Legislative Auditor points to weaknesses in the TOPS scholarship
program that may allow fraud. Jeff Duhé collects comments
on the election for U.S. Senate.
SWI 2616 December 20, 2002
Training for terrorism and maybe desert war
at Fork Polk in Leesville. A tour of the School for the Deaf as
it marks 150 years and Henri Matisse works at the U.S. Mint
SWI 2617 December 27, 2002
of year conversation with Governor Mike Foster.
SWI 2618 January 3, 2003
Jeff Duhé reviews the political headlines of 2002 with veteran
SWI 2619 January 10, 2003
An education forum including
major candidates for Governor, investigation of the
use of Atrazine on sugarcane, an herbicide with questionable health
dangers, and the poor upkeep of a vintage steam train.
SWI 2620 January 17, 2003
Ieyoub discusses a class action consumer law suit in New Orleans
suing cigarette makers. The US Supreme Court reviews state laws
involving sex and privacy; the effects on Louisiana. A
review of a new musical in honor of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial.
SWI 2621 January 24, 2003
An interview with Dan Kyle
as he resigns as state auditor to run for Governor, the unfulfilled
promises of a technology park, and a large collection of roadside
art in Chauvin.
SWI 2622 January 31, 2003
Karen Henderson asks if Louisiana's Strategic
Petroleum Reserves should be tapped to lower prices or
reserves on the advent of Iraq war. Byron Henderson
documents worries on Smallpox vaccination of health
Jeff Duhé visits a century-old sawmill south of Alexandria.
SWI 2623 February 7, 2003
Possible Congressional changes to wetland preservation
rules and controversy over motorcycle helmet laws,
previewing a possible legislative rewrite.
SWI 2624 February 14, 2003
The release of state budget figures showing
large deficit, "Racinos” which are horse racing tracks
with slot machines that are a new addition to the gambling industry,
and the annual LSU Livestock Expo.
SWI 2625 February 21, 2003
The latest school accountability efforts,
Louisiana troop movements with tearful family
farewells on the eve of Iraq war, and
the first-ever exhibit of Expressionist woodcutter
SWI 2626 February 28, 2003
Louisiana-based international crisis consulting
changes to school lunch rules that may catch
cheats, and African-Americans in WWII exhibit at D-Day Museum.
SWI 2627 March 7, 2003
Jeff Duhé previews the Foster Administration legislative
agenda including conversation with new Chief of Staff Andy Kopplin.
SWI 2628 March 14, 2003
Byron Henderson explains why a state fund to pay court
cases involving bad roads has ballooned
to a billion dollars.
Jeff Duhé follows the candidates for Governor at
a forum. Charles Bush
has a preview of the book companion to Louisiana: A
History TV series.
SWI 2629 March 21, 2003
Byron Henderson visits Barksdale Air Base in
Bossier City and finds the crews and B-52s reading for Iraq war. Jeff Duhé details
Association of Business and Industry agenda for upcoming legislative
Donna LaFleur profiles a doctor who makes art of microscopy.
SWI 2630 March 28, 2003
Jeff Duhé details Trial Lawyers Association
agenda for upcoming session. Byron Henderson
asks if development promises made by gambling riverboats
have been met in two downtowns, Shreveport and Baton Rouge. Plus, a review
of “Earl Long In Purgatory,” a one man show with John
SWI 2631 April 4, 2003
Jeff Duhé reports from Baton Rouge on
the first week of the legislative session. The first week
of the legislative session,
movie production in Louisiana, and “Louisiana Purchase,” Irving Berlin
SWI 2632 April 11, 2003
Jeff Duhé reviews "Napoleon and
Jefferson," a major museum exhibit of the Louisiana Purchase
Bicentennial and reports from Baton Rouge on the second week
the legislative session. Byron Henderson looks at school vouchers
ideas proposed in the session.
SWI 2633 April 18, 2003
Jeff Duhé reports from Baton Rouge on
the third week of the legislative session and talks with Political
Consultant Ray Strother, just out with an autobiography.
Byron Henderson visits Belle Chase, site of the nation's only charter
school on a military base, established as alternative to local
SWI 2634 April 25, 2003
Jeff Duhé reports from Baton Rouge on
the fourth week of the legislative session.
Byron Henderson concludes a series on education alternatives debated
in session with a review of “takeover” legislation. Charles
Bush updates a feature story on Ruston artist Sarah Albritton.
SWI 2635 May 2, 2003
Jeff Duhé reviews the fifth week of
the 2003 legislative session underway in Baton Rouge and interviews
State Police Colonel Terry Landry on serial killer hunt.
Byron Henderson explores how foreign workers compete for low-skill
Louisiana jobs, example: oyster shuckers.
SWI 2636 May 9, 2003
Jeff Duhé reviews the sixth week of
the 2003 legislative session underway in Baton Rouge. Byron Henderson
reviews child custody issues in the session.
SWI 2637 May 16, 2003
Seventh week of the 2003 legislative session
underway in Baton Rouge, eulogy for U.S. Senator Russell
renovations to New Orleans City Park.
SWI 2638 May 23, 2003
Jeff Duhé reviews the eighth week of
the 2003 legislative session. Byron Henderson
examines how cuts to public health would affect one
center for developmentally disabled. Karen Henderson
asks why river pilots are now asked to patrol for
SWI 2639 May 30, 2003
The capture of a suspect in the serial
and a new Louisiana planetarium opens in Baton Rouge.
SWI 2640 June 6, 2003
"Poverty Point Trade Days," a country
arts market in Delhi, is featured. Legislation to reform
the state s juvenile justice system and a review of the “Do
Not Call” program as
legislation offers some companies exemptions.
SWI 2641 June 13, 2003
Jeff Duhé talks with Senate Finance
Chair Jay Dardenne on the eve of budget rewrites. A bill to ban
organ donations to prison inmates and a conference on the Baton
Rouge Bus Boycott's anniversary.
SWI 2642 June 20, 2003
Lawmakers from throughout the state recap the
politics of the 2003 legislative session
in an annual roundtable reviewing session.
SWI 2643 June 27, 2003
Details how new legislation allows more money
to be invested in police workers and firefighters retirement pensions,
the effect of the Stelly tax swap as full phase-out
of the sales tax on food begins in July,
and a pair of shoeshiners turned artists.
SWI 2644 July 11, 2003
The push for a cargo airport
travel with nutria hunters as they collect a new
bounty on the marsh-eating animals, and
a large collection of roadside art in Chauvin.
SWI 2645 July 18, 2003
A tour of a Mercedes plant in Alabama and asking
why Louisiana is not chasing car makers.
Plus, a review if a Mississippi River book by Douglas Brinkley
and the late Stephen Ambrose.
Jeff Duhé visits Trinity Church in Cheneyville, built 1860.
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